Prashar Lake – A Mysterious Lake in India (A Complete Guide)


Prashar Lake (Also known as Parashar)

If you are searching for a weekend getaway from Delhi NCR then this place is for you.  This place is approx 500 Km from New Delhi. It provides you a 360 degree view of The Great Himalayas which you would love. You can roam around the mountains as its easy to trek. The car goes upto the entrance of the temple from where you have to trek up 500 mt. It’s an amazing place!



History of Prashar Lake as per Wikipedia

Mythology says that this lake was formed by Pandawas when they were on their way after Mahabharata with Deity Kamrunag (based on which this entire valley is known as Kamru Valley today) to find best place for their teacher, Dev Kamrunag and Deity love the isolation of this place so much that he decided to stay here for the rest of his life. On his request, Bheem one of the Pandava brothers formed the lake by pushing his elbow and forearm on the peak of the mountain. And that is the reason believed by locals after oval-shaped lake with depth unknown. Many a time in storms an almost 30-meter-tall cedar tree would fall into the lake to disappear.

How To reach Prashar Lake?

There is no direct bus from Delhi, however, there is a direct bus from Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) in the morning & there are enough direct buses from Delhi to Mandi.



The lake looks like this-

Prashar Lake from the Top
Prashar Lake from the Top
Prashar Lake
Prashar Lake
Food joint at Prashar Lake
Food joint at Prashar Lake
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prashar

The Main Temple of Rishi Prashar

Rishi Prashar Temple
Rishi Prashar Temple

Where To Stay?

The first and the cheapest option is to stay inside the temple but make sure you are not carrying any alcohol, or not staying as a couple. The cost is damn cheap, Rs100-200 per night max. But do not expect any hotel like treatment, it’s very simple like the photo below-

Rooms inside the temple at Prashar Lake
Rooms inside the temple at Prashar Lake

The second option is to stay in a camp which is easily available at Rs 500 per person and some money to the Govt. But the camps will be installed outside the temple fence due as per the temple and govt rules.

Camping at Prashar Lake

Why is the Lake Mysterious? Read this mythology taken from Wikipedia

Mythology says that this lake was formed by Pandawas when they were on their way after Mahabharata with Deity Kamrunag (based on which this entire valley is known as Kamru Valley today) to find best place for their teacher, Dev Kamrunag and Deity love the isolation of this place so much that he decided to stay here for the rest of his life. On his request, Bheem one of the Pandava brothers formed the lake by pushing his elbow and forearm on the peak of the mountain. And that is the reason believed by locals after oval-shaped lake with depth unknown. Many a time in storms an almost 30-meter-tall cedar tree would fall into the lake to disappear.

All Photos have been clicked by Atishay Jain who is also the editor of Travel section of Newfangled Girl.

I am an editor of this blog & travel writer at Newfangledgirl. I love traveling and like to go to remote areas & unexplored villages. Can help in your travel plans and guide you the places in India.

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